Ryan Hoffer of the Scottsdale Aquatic Club took another .06 seconds off of his National Age Group Record from Sunday morning’s prelims session in the 50 free, swimming a 20.02 for 2nd-place overall at the Federal Way Sectional Championship meet.
In total on the day, he lowered his mark of 20.45 from December, making this the third time that he’s broken Kyle Bubolz’s record of 20.79 set back in 2001. He was second to Cal swimmer, and Scottsdale teammate, Tyler Messerschmidt, who rebroke his own meet record with a 19.25 for the win. That’s faster than he was at NCAA’s last year, and will be points sorely missed by the Golden Bears at this year’s championship in two weeks.
Carson Brindle from Multnomah Athletic was a 20.07 for 3rd place. He’s another great sprinter that will join Eric Hansen’s Arizona Wildcats next year. They already have great medleys, and next year could have some of the best sprint free relays in the country as well.
A full recap will follow the conclusion of tonight’s session, including all of the swims from Olympic star Missy Franklin.